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Two moves coming?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 08, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alberto Gonzalez was pulled out of tonight’s game for Scranton, which could mean he’s headed here to replace Derek Jeter on the roster.

Jorge Posada is scheduled for an MRI tomorrow. He said it would be in Kansas City. The Yankees can have their own doctors read the results then decide what to do. He has never been on the DL in his career but seemed almost resigned to it when reporters spoke to him.

“I’m not helping the team out, it’s as simple as that. I’ve got to be 100 percent to be back there and right now I’m not,” he said. “I’m hoping for the best but I don’t know. A catcher is like a pitcher, you need your arm. If you’re an outfielder or a shortstop you can play through it but a catcher throws as much as a pitcher.”

Meanwhile, if Jeter goes on the DL, would you want A-Rod to play shortstop?

Here’s A-Rod’s take:

“I haven’t thought about it. But whatever Joe wants I will do. I haven’t taken a groundball over there in five years, not even playing around. It would definitely be a challenge. But if Joe thought that were the best combination, I will let it fly.”

The Yankees have faith in Wilson Betemit in the short term. But if Jeter is going to miss two weeks, you have to at least consider moving A-Rod.

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